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9/18/2017 5:05 am  #1


Purloiner vs. Legerdemainist

Does anyone else think the higher XP requirement of the Legerdemainist (compared to the Purloiner) is unjustified?

They only differ in the following points:


  • Legerdemainists have the Read Magic ability
  • Legerdemainists start with 1 spell; Purloiners start with 2
  • Legerdemainists learn a single spell at 3rd, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th level (a total of 9 spells); Purloiners learn 2 spells each level (a total of 24 spells); both have access to extracurricural spell learning
  • Purloiners have the ability to turn undead (with TA equal to level minus 2)
  • their Read Scrolls and Magic Item Use abilities pertain to different magics

 

9/18/2017 6:19 am  #2


Re: Purloiner vs. Legerdemainist

To me it looks like its related to the source of the spells they use.  I don't have the file in front of me but I believe the Legerdemainist draws from higher xp classes for spells than does than does the Purloiner (cleric?).  This may generate the higher advancement cost.


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And sweat at the daily round,
While in my soul forever
The drums of Pictdom sound?” 
 

9/18/2017 8:31 am  #3


Re: Purloiner vs. Legerdemainist

I would agree with mabon5127.


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9/18/2017 1:30 pm  #4


Re: Purloiner vs. Legerdemainist

Yeah, that must be it, now that youguys mention it.
 

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9/18/2017 2:23 pm  #5


Re: Purloiner vs. Legerdemainist

The cleric is quite an XP bargain IMO in every Old School edition of D&D. I think this just continues that proud tradition. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/smile.png


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9/18/2017 4:52 pm  #6


Re: Purloiner vs. Legerdemainist

I've learned not to worry too much about the XP differences between classes. Its impact is insignificant in the long run. Barring introducing new PC's during play (death, new player, etc.), characters will never be more than one level apart in experience.

Last edited by foxroe (9/18/2017 4:52 pm)


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9/18/2017 8:04 pm  #7


Re: Purloiner vs. Legerdemainist

foxroe wrote:

I've learned not to worry too much about the XP differences between classes. Its impact is insignificant in the long run. Barring introducing new PC's during play (death, new player, etc.), characters will never be more than one level apart in experience.

I agree.


“How can I wear the harness of toil
And sweat at the daily round,
While in my soul forever
The drums of Pictdom sound?” 
 

9/19/2017 8:00 am  #8


Re: Purloiner vs. Legerdemainist

Turn Undead is the deal-breaker here. It is a MAJOR ability, even at the stunted progression.


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